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Gemma the daughter of very good friends of ours gets married today at the Sherbrook Castle Hotel.

We will both be there with the happy faces on for what promises to be a great day.

Last month Gemma asked me to compile a CD of music to be played during the meal, some of the selections were her choice as for the others she had trust in my taste so here we go with firstly one of Gemma’s tracks and a chosen gem from me.

“Chasing Cars”  Snow Patrol

“So Glad You’re Mine”  Elvis Presley

 

You can follow the day “live” in pictures via my on the road blog, use the link below.

http://fuzzyshot.com/helplessdancer

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September 27, 2008 Posted by | Friends, Old Music | | Leave a comment

Take Me To The River

TAKE ME TO THE RIVER is a selection of 75 songs that tell the story of the golden era of Southern Soul 1961-77 over 3CDs, with full notes and lavish illustrations in a 72 page full-colour book, in a deluxe slipcase containing a jewel case- sized hard cover book…

* It’s hard to contest any assertion that, while great Soul music was undoubtedly made right across America during the 60s and early 70s, the best of it was probably made in the Southern states – and, specifically, in musically-enlightened cities and towns such as Memphis, Miami and Muscle Shoals. Here are 75 tracks that collectively do everything that is necessary to uphold any such assertion.

* “Take Me To the River” chronicles the story of Southern soul, from its advent in 1961 to its apex in the early 1970s. Its track listing was carefully chosen to reflect and demonstrate every facet of the genre, and – we hope – to appeal to both long time collectors and those who we hope will enjoy it deeply enough to delve further into the genre’s breadth of repertoire.

* The track listing embraces everything from million selling, international hits to 45s that barely sold enough to cover their pressing costs. Quality is the common link for the inclusion of all the tracks – although those who only hanker after rarity will not be disappointed by the number of `first time on CD’ selections that are included.

* With a sumptuous booklet that is overflowing with rare photos, emphemera and label shots, not to mention extensive track by track annotation and accompanying essays, this is almost as handsome a read as it is a listen…

William Bell – “You Don’t Miss Your Water”

[Audio https://thehelplessdancer.files.wordpress.com/2008/09/william-bell-you-dont-miss-your-water-you-dont-miss-your-water.mp3%5D

Disc: 1
1. YOU DON’T MISS YOUR WATER – WILLIAM BELL
2. GO HOME GIRL – ARTHUR ALEXANDER
3. THESE ARMS OF MINE – OTIS REDDING
4. STEAL AWAY – JIMMY HUGHES
5. MY ADORABLE ONE – JOE SIMON
6. YOU’RE GONNA MAKE ME CRY – O V WRIGHT
7. WHEN A MAN LOVES A WOMAN – PERCY SLEDGE
8. LOSIN’ BOY – EDDY GILES
9. TRY A LITTLE TENDERNESS (Take 1) – OTIS REDDING
10. SOMETHING I NEVER HAD – JARVIS JACKSON
11. NINETY-NINE AND A HALF (WON’T DO) – WILSON PICKETT
12. GOT TO MAKE A COMEBACK – EDDIE FLOYD
13. WHEN SOMETHING IS WRONG WITH MY BABY – CHARLIE RICH
14. THE DARK END OF THE STREET – JAMES CARR
15. LET’S DO IT OVER – TOUSSAINT McCALL
16. DO RIGHT WOMAN, DO RIGHT MAN – ARETHA FRANKLIN
17. I CAN’T STAND UP FOR FALLING DOWN – SAM & DAVE
18. YOU AIN’T WOMAN ENOUGH (TO TAKE MY MAN) – JUNE EDWARDS
19. LET’S FACE FACTS – THE MASQUERADERS
20. SHE AIN’T GONNA DO RIGHT – JAMES & BOBBY PURIFY
21. BLESS YOUR LITTLE SWEET SOUL – AL JOHNSON
22. DIRTY MAN – LAURA LEE
23. COVER ME – EDDIE HINTON
24. YOU’RE GONNA MISS ME – REUBEN BELL With The Beltones
25. I’D RATHER GO BLIND – ETTA JAMES
26. WITHOUT LOVE (THERE IS NOTHING) – OSCAR TONEY Jr
Disc: 2
1. YOU LEFT THE WATER RUNNING – MAURICE & MAC
2. I’LL GO CRAZY – DON BRYANT
3. RAINBOW ROAD – BILL BRANDON
4. THE ONE YOU CAN’T HAVE (ALL BY YOURSELF) – SHIRLEY WALTON
5. TELL HIM TONIGHT – WILLIAM BOLLINGER
6. A SMILE CAN’T HIDE (A BROKEN HEART) – OLLIE & THE NIGHTINGALES
7. UPTIGHT GOOD WOMAN – SPENCER WIGGINS
8. I FORGOT TO BE YOUR LOVER – WILLIAM BELL
9. I’LL MAKE IT UP TO YOU – CLAY HAMMOND
10. SLIP AWAY – CLARENCE CARTER
11. THAT’S THE WAY LOVE TURNED OUT FOR ME – JAMES CARR
12. POLLY WALLY – TONY BORDERS
13. ANOTHER MAN’S WOMAN, ANOTHER WOMAN’S MAN – CANDI STATON
14. BUYING A BOOK – JOE TEX
15. TO THE OTHER WOMAN (I’M THE OTHER WOMAN) – DORIS DUKE
16. STEALING IN THE NAME OF THE LORD – PAUL KELLY
17. FAITHFUL AND TRUE – Z Z HILL
18. LOVE’S GONNA TEAR YOUR PLAYHOUSE DOWN (Part 1) – CHUCK BROOKS
19. I WENT OFF AND CRIED – KIP ANDERSON
20. IF I CAN’T RUN TO YOU I’LL CRAWL – BARBARA & THE BROWNS
21. WHAT I DON’T KNOW WON’T HURT ME – PAUL THOMPSON
22. JODY’S GOT YOUR GIRL AND GONE – JOHNNIE TAYLOR
23. WISH I WAS BACK – THOMAS BAILEY
24. I CAN’T GIVE YOU MY HEART – JIMMY BRASWELL
25. LEAD ME ON – GWEN McRAE
Disc: 3
1. MUMBLE IN MY EAR – MARCELL STRONG
2. BREAKING UP SOMEBODY’S HOME – DENISE LaSALLE
3. TIRED OF BEING ALONE – AL GREEN
4. I CAN’T BE SATISFIED – SPENCER WIGGINS
5. GROOVE ME – KING FLOYD
6. SHE’S ALL I GOT – FREDDIE NORTH
7. JODY, COME BACK AND GET YOUR SHOES – BOBBY NEWSOME
8. STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN – MEL & TIM
9. WE ALWAYS COME BACK STRONG – SAM DEES
10. I’VE BEEN LONELY FOR SO LONG – FREDERICK KNIGHT
11. (IF LOVING YOU IS WRONG) I DON’T WANT TO BE RIGHT – LUTHER INGRAM
12. I’M GONNA TEAR YOUR PLAYHOUSE DOWN – ANN PEEBLES
13. I’M THROUGH TRYING TO PROVE MY LOVE TO YOU – BOBBY WOMACK
14. IT HURTS SO GOOD – MILLIE JACKSON
15. YOU’VE GOT MY MIND MESSED UP – QUIET ELEGANCE
16. I GET MY GROOVE FROM YOU – BOBBY PATTERSON
17. TAKE TIME TO KNOW HIM – TOMMIE YOUNG
18. HOW CAN I GET NEXT TO YOU? – GEORGE JACKSON
19. I’LL BE THE OTHER WOMAN – THE SOUL CHILDREN
20. HEARTBREAK WOMAN – CLARENCE CARTER
21. TAKE ONE STEP (I’LL TAKE TWO) – CHET DAVENPORT
22. TAKE ME TO THE RIVER – AL GREEN
23. IF YOU GOT TO LOVE SOMEBODY – TOMMY TATE
24. I’LL PLAY THE BLUES FOR YOU – GEATER DAVIS

September 27, 2008 Posted by | Old Music, R&B | | Leave a comment

   

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